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Program FULL: Women's Fishing Clinic - Crystal River
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Program FULL: Women's Fishing Clinic - Crystal River

Program full

When: 11/23/2013
Where: Fort Island Trail Park
12073 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River
Contact: Jennifer Saranzak
352-543-9219, ext. 216

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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic at Fort Island Trail Park Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River, Nov. 23, 2013.Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail. Advance registration is required, the event is capped at 20 participants, and you must be 18 or older to attend.Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, boating safety, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more.If conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from a pier. This event is a catch-and-release activity. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.To register or get more information, please email Jennifer Saranzak at, or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216.